Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)

Sophia Gardens

Glamorgan County Cricket Club have been playing at Sophia Gardens since 1967, having moved from their previous home at Cardiff Arms Park.

Sophia Gardens hosted its first international cricket for the 1999 Cricket World Cup and has gone on to host both Test Matches and Twenty20 Internationals, as well as matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Tenants: Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Opened: 1967

Capacity: 16,000

Address: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9XR


Location & Travel to Sophia Gardens

Sophia Gardens

The ground is located within the large public park known as Sophia Gardens on the River Taff. The park and ground are located within central Cardiff.

Airport: Cardiff Airport is an international airport located 12 miles west of the city. The airport mainly serves European destinations but does also have services to Doha and the Caribbean. From the airport, catch bus T9 to Customhouse Street.

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Bus: Bus numbers 25, 62 and 63 all travel between Cardiff Central Station and the closest station to the ground, Cathedral Road.

Coach: Cardiff Coach Station is located at Sophia Gardens.

National Express has links to many destinations from Cardiff, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Cardiff and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Falmouth, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Plymouth. You can search and book your tickets here.

Driving: There is a public car park at the Sophia Gardens Pay and Display. A park and ride also operates on match days.

Train: Cardiff Central station is just a 15 minute walk from the ground. The station sits within the city centre and has services to Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Gloucester, London Paddington, Manchester, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Swansea and Taunton.

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Tickets at Sophia Gardens

Sophia Gardens

Tickets for the 2018 season were priced as follows and can be purchased online through the club website here.

Vitality Blast

  • Adults – £10
  • Students – £5
  • U17s – Free

Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Adults – £15
  • Students – £10
  • U17s – Free

Specsavers County Championship

  • Adults – £15
  • Students – £10
  • U17s – £3
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 U17s) – £33

Where to stay in Cardiff

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Further Information & Events

Glamorgan County Cricket Club Official Website


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